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  • Justice Breyer: 'Time to Reconsider the Constitutionality of Death Penalty'

    12/13/2016 1:17:43 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 12 Dec 2016 02:47 PM | Mark Swanson
    In a dissenting opinion he wrote Monday, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said the “time has come for this Court to reconsider the constitutionality of the death penalty.” The Supreme Court refused to hear the case of a man who was sentenced to death 40 years ago in Florida. Breyer said that amounted to cruel and unusual punishment.When Henry Sireci “was first sentenced to death, the Berlin Wall stood firmly in place. Saigon had just fallen. Few Americans knew of the personal computer or the Internet,” Breyer wrote. …
  • Hillary Clinton, if president, could appoint 4 Supreme Court justices [11-12-15]

    02/13/2016 3:09:19 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 12, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    Hillary Clinton, if president, could appoint 4 Supreme Court justices By Dave Boyer - The Washington Times - Thursday, November 12, 2015 Conservatives unhappy with U.S. Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage and Obamacare heard a powerful argument Thursday for defeating Hillary Rodham Clinton: The next president could appoint as many as four justices. When the next president takes the oath of office in January 2017, three current justices will be at least 80 years old: conservative Antonin Scalia (80), swing voter Anthony M. Kennedy (80) and liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg (83). Liberal Justice Stephen G. Breyer will be 78....
  • Justice Breyer Sees Value in a Global View of Law

    09/12/2015 8:15:34 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 09/12/2015 | ADAM LIPTAK
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Justice Stephen G. Breyer’s modest study in his home here is nothing like his grand chambers at the Supreme Court. Cluttered and lived in, it bears signs of a restless intellect and a doting grandfather. The bookshelves are stuffed with volumes of law and literature, and a large dollhouse sits on the floor.Justice Breyer, 77, often comes in last when people are asked to name members of his court, but he has had a remarkable year.In the Supreme Court term that ended in June, he surprised almost everyone by voting with the majority more often than any...
  • Retiree, 89, Held for Trial as Auschwitz Guard

    06/18/2014 6:39:36 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 148 replies
    nyt ^ | June 18, 2014 | Jon Hurdle and Eric Lightblau
    Johann Breyer, 89, shuffled unsteadily into a federal courtroom here on Wednesday morning, using a cane for support as he sunk slowly into a chair at the defense table. The retired toolmaker from what was then Czechoslovakia, who immigrated to the United States in 1952, was thin and pale and dressed in a green jail uniform after a night spent in lockup following his arrest at his home in Philadelphia. He looked confused at times, too, but when the judge asked him if he understood why the German authorities wanted to put him on trial there, he answered simply, “Yes.”...
  • Vanity - SCOTUS Watch June 3rd - June 7th

    06/03/2013 6:27:06 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 7 replies
    It is that time of year where the SCOTUS makes its decisions for the term. Who knows what decisions will be handed down this week. I do not expect any gay marriage decisions until the final days of the term.
  • Justice Breyer hospitalized after accident on bike

    04/27/2013 2:05:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 27, 2013 | Jeremy Herb
    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was hospitalized after a bicycle accident on Friday, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said. Breyer had surgery at a Washington hospital after fracturing his collarbone when he fell off his bike, spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg said in a statement, according to ABC News. The accident occurred near the Korean War Memorial. The surgery was successful and Breyer is expected to make a full recovery, Arberg said. According to the Associated Press, this is not Breyer’s first bike-related injury. The 74-year-old justice broke his collarbone in a 2011 accident, and he broke his ribs and punctured his lung...
  • Germany launches Nazi war crimes probe against Philadelphia man

    09/23/2012 11:51:46 AM PDT · by nicmarlo · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2012 Sept 23 | AP
    BERLIN – Germany has launched a war crimes investigation against an 87-year-old Philadelphia man it accuses of serving as an SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp, The Associated Press has learned, following years of failed U.S. Justice Department efforts to have the man stripped of his American citizenship and deported. Johann "Hans" Breyer, a retired toolmaker, admits he was a guard at Auschwitz during World War II, but told the AP he was stationed outside the facility and had nothing to do with the wholesale slaughter of some 1.5 million Jews and others behind the gates. The special German...
  • Breyer Push For More Protection Illustrates Elite Double Standard

    05/20/2012 8:20:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 May, 2012 | David Codrea
    USA --( An early May robbery at the Washington, D.C. home of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was the second time the jurist has been victimized since February, The Washington Post reported Thursday. While no one was home in this latest incident, the earlier one involved the jurist and his wife being confronted by a machete-wielding home invader at their Caribbean vacation house. “The robbery comes a month after Congress allocated nearly $1 million to hire 12 new Supreme Court police officers, according to The Hill,” Fox News related in a follow-up report. “Breyer had been among the group pushing...
  • Crooks target Supreme Court Justice Breyer for second three months

    05/18/2012 7:40:52 AM PDT · by libstripper · 22 replies
    Fox ews ^ | May 17, 2011 | Fox News staff
    Less than three months after he was robbed at his vacation home in the Caribbean, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has been targeted again -- this time by burglars at his Washington, D.C., house. Breyer's property was raided May 4, The Washington Post reported Thursday, with cutlery and candlesticks worth about $3,500 take
  • Why Justices Ginsburg and Breyer should retire now

    04/11/2012 8:22:09 PM PDT · by RC one · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 28, 2011 9:58 AM | Randall Kennedy
    Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer should soon retire. That would be the responsible thing for them to do. Both have served with distinction on the Supreme Court for a substantial period of time; Ginsburg for almost 18 years, Breyer for 17. Both are unlikely to be able to outlast a two-term Republican presidential administration, should one supersede the Obama administration following the 2012 election. What's more, both are, well, old: Ginsburg is now 78, the senior sitting justice. Breyer is 72.
  • Justice Breyer's unhinged Commerce Clause ramblings

    03/29/2012 10:12:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/29/2012 | by Conn Carroll
    I was listening to the tape-delayed Obamacare oral arguments in the car Tuesday when I first heard Justice Breyer's Commerce Clause diatribe, and I meant to post something when I got home. But after making dinner and putting the kids to bed, I forgot.Until today, that is, when I read Jeffrey Anderson's account of "Breyer's Missteps." I think Jeffrey is far too generous to Breyer. Here is a fuller transcript of Breyer's outburst: I look back into history, and I think if we look back into history we see sometimes Congress can create commerce out of nothing. That's the...
  • Two Justices Suggest Citizens United Ruling Should Be Reconsidered In Montana Case

    02/18/2012 11:17:53 AM PST · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 18, 2012
    Two Justices Suggest Citizens United Ruling Should Be Reconsidered In Montana Case Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, center, and Stephen G. Breyer, second from right, suggested Friday that the court reconsider its controversial 2010 decision that allowed unlimited corporate and union spending in elections. By Robert Barnes February 17 Two Supreme Court justices suggested Friday that the court reconsider its controversial 2010 decision that allowed unlimited corporate and union spending in elections. The suggestion came as the court blocked a Montana Supreme Court decision upholding a century-old ban on corporate campaign spending in the state. The Montana ruling seems...
  • Justice Breyer robbed by machete-wielding intruder at West Indies vacation home

    02/15/2012 5:33:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies ^ | 13 February, 2012 | AP
    WASHINGTON – Justice Stephen Breyer was robbed last week by a machete-wielding intruder at his vacation home in the West Indies, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said Monday. The 73-year-old Breyer, wife Joanna and guests were confronted by the robber around 9 p.m. EST Thursday in the home Breyer owns on the Caribbean island of Nevis, spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said. The intruder took about $1,000 in cash and no one was hurt, Arberg said.
  • In Hill testimony, justices lift high court’s veil--Views diverge on Constitution

    10/05/2011 8:00:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 5, 2011 | Stephen Dinan
    Partially lifting the veil that usually guards their actions, two Supreme Court justices on Wednesday painted the court as a bulwark for the Constitution and said some of today’s cynicism about government stems from the public’s scanty understanding of the founding document. One of the two, Justice Antonin Scalia, said there are too many federal judges and they are too heavily taken from the ranks of lawyers, which he said has watered down the quality of judges. He and Justice Stephen G. Breyer appeared before the SenateJudiciary Committee in an unusual hearing. The branches of government usually strive to keep...
  • Justice Breyer breaks collarbone in bike accident

    05/31/2011 10:25:56 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 30 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May 31, 2011
    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has broken his right collarbone in a bicycle accident near his home in Cambridge, Mass. Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said the 72-year-old justice took a spill over the weekend. The mishap was not preventing Breyer from speaking in New York City Tuesday evening. Breyer was not in court Tuesday morning, but Arberg said the absence was unrelated to the accident. In 1993, Breyer suffered more serious injuries, a punctured lung and broken ribs, when he was hit by a car while riding his bike across Harvard Square.
  • First Amendment Headed for the Breyer Patch?

    04/30/2011 4:43:51 AM PDT · by Scanian · 4 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 30, 2011 | Terry Heinrichs
    A few days ago, Pastors Terry Jones and Wayne Sapp were thrown in jail for refusing to pay a $1.00 bond ordered by a Michigan judge who upheld a jury verdict that they would "likely breach the peace" if they were allowed to carry out a planned protest at a mosque. The judge appeared unfazed by the fact that the ruling was both a violation of the Court's Brandenburg test (which prohibits political advocacy only "where such advocacy is directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action and is likely to incite or produce such action"), and that it amounted...
  • Justice Breyer’s remarks on guns revisionist thinking

    12/16/2010 10:07:01 PM PST · by neverdem · 58 replies
    Bowling Green Daily News (Ky) ^ | December 14, 2010 | Masthead Editorial
    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is an ideologue, a judicial activist who rules by his own political and personal philosophy, rather than the rule of law and what our founding fathers intended when they wrote the Constitution and Bill of Rights more than 200 years ago. The left-leaning justice recently made remarks that further the suspicion that has been held for years - he doesn’t rule in regard to the Constitution, but rather a far-left political philosophy. On Sunday, Breyer, a Bill Clinton appointee, said the founding fathers never intended guns to go unregulated. Breyer said history stands with the...
  • Breyer: Madison wrote 2nd Amendment to appease the states

    12/14/2010 4:30:58 AM PST · by marktwain · 88 replies · 3+ views
    hotair ^ | 13 December, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    It’s not just the Constitution that is a “living document,” as Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer proved yesterday when discussing the Second Amendment. Breyer argued that James Madison only included the right to bear arms reluctantly, and only because the states wouldn’t sign the Constitution for fear of creating an overmighty central government. That’s why he voted against the majority in the Heller decision that overturned the federal handgun ban in Washington DC: Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Breyer said history stands with the dissenters in the court’s decision to overturn a Washington, D.C., handgun ban in the 2008 case...
  • Alarmingly 'Pig-gressive' Justice at the Supreme Court

    12/13/2010 7:42:07 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 16 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-13-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    It’s not just the Constitution that is a “living document,” as Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer proved yesterday when discussing the Second Amendment.  Breyer argued that James Madison only included the right to bear arms reluctantly, and only because the states wouldn’t sign the Constitution for fear of creating an overmighty central government.  That’s why he voted against the majority in theHeller decision that overturned the federal handgun ban in Washington DC: Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Breyer said history stands with the dissenters in the court’s decision to overturn a Washington, D.C., handgun ban in the 2008 case “D.C. v. Heller.”Breyer...
  • Breyer says justices must adapt to Facebook world

    11/16/2010 3:58:34 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/16/10 | Erik Schelzig - ap
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Don't expect a Facebook friend request from Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer any time soon. The 72-year-old justice said in a speech at Vanderbilt Law School on Tuesday that he was perplexed when he recently saw the film "The Social Network" about the origins of Facebook. But Breyer said the film illustrates his argument that modern conditions — like the development of the social-networking site — should inform justices when interpreting a Constitution written in the 18th century. "If I'm applying the First Amendment, I have to apply it to a world where there's an Internet, and...